Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2010, Restrepo chronicles the development of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experimental film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make you feel as if you have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
Award winning photojournalist Tim Hetherington and journalist/author Sebastian Junger set out to "capture the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Their lives were our lives: we did not sit down...
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